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Key:

  • "Y" - Normally leave to run at start-up
  • "N" - Not required - typically infrequently used tasks that can be started manually if necessary
  • "U" - User's choice - depends whether a user deems it necessary
  • "X" - Definitely not required - typically viruses, spyware, adware and "resource hogs"
  • "?" - Unknown



Startup Name Process Name Details
Yadi CleanUpCleanUp.exe"Utility that only runs once after installing the drivers for Analog Devices SoundMax integrated soundcards to clean-up the files no longer required once the installation is complete. Other programs/drivers may use the same filename for the same purpose. In this case
NCleanupONICTASK.EXE"Internet Cleanup from Allume Systems (used to be by OnTrack) - cleans up tracks left by browsing the internet"
YCleanUpmcappins.exeUsed by older versions of McAfee internet security related products to clean up installation files that are no longer required once the product is installed. This entry will normally only appear once the product has been installed before the system is rebooted
YCleanUpCleanUp.exe"Utility that only runs once after installing the drivers for Analog Devices SoundMax integrated soundcards to clean-up the files no longer required once the installation is complete. Other programs/drivers may use the same filename for the same purpose. In this case
XCleanUp AntivirusCU[random characters].exe"Cleanup Antivirus rogue security software - not recommended
?CleanupProgramcleanup.exe"Sony Vaio related - what does it do and is it required? Located in a C:\Sonysys folder"
XCleanupToolSysRep.exe"CleanupTool rogue system error and cleaning utility - not recommended. A member of the ErrClean family"
XHLcleanuphlsetup2.exe"LinkReplacer/FFinder adware"
Nmozilla_cleanupxpicleanup.exe"Firefox Mozilla cleans up after installation. It is invoked on a restart after installation
NOEMCLEANUPoemreset.exeResets OEM installation settings at bootup. Not required unless you're new to PC's
UWashAndGo - Cleanup of old Backupfileschecker.exe"WashAndGo - temp file cleaner"
Nwextract_cleanup0"advpack.dll DelNodeRunDLL32 [path] [filename].TMP"


DISCLAIMER: It is assumed that users are familiar with the operating system they are using and comfortable with making the suggested changes. I will not be held responsible if changes you make cause a system failure.

This is NOT a list of tasks/processes taken from Task Manager or the Close Program window (CTRL+ALT+DEL) but a list of startup applications, although you will find some of them listed via this method. Pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL identifies programs that are currently running - not necessarily at startup. For a list of tasks/processes you should try WinTasks 5 Standard/Professional from LIUtilities or the list at AnswersThatWork. Therefore, before ending a task/process via CTRL+ALT+DEL just because it has an "X" recommendation, please check whether it's in MSCONFIG or the registry first. An example would be "svchost.exe" - which doesn't appear in either under normal conditions but does via CTRL+ALT+DEL. If in doubt, don't do anything.